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Sala d'Arte San Giovanni

Sienese painting in Castiglione d'Orcia from XIV and XV centuries in a strategic defence point for the old Via Francigena

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Castiglione d'Orcia
Via S. Giovanni, 8, Castiglione d'Orcia SI
Madonna and child
Detail of Madonna and child
Detail of Madonna and child
Castiglione d'Orcia
A TIMELESS SMALL VILLAGE NESTLED IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
Castiglione d’Orcia is a village nestled in the spectacular countryside of the Val d’Orcia, a region marked by the typical geological white, lunar “crete,” or “clays,” formed through ages of transformation. These lands are known for their clayish hills, where the slopes form sinuous bends with rounded corners, and in steeper areas, the “biancane,” barren semi-spherical (or cone-shaped) domes. ...
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